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Grenfell Support News 


Visit The Curve 
this Christmas 

Overthe next few weeks, The Curve will be hosting a range 
of festive events and workshops leading up to Christmas. 

People of all ages are invited to come and join in the festive 
cheer and enjoy some winter-time activities. 

The Curve is located at 10 Bard Road, W10 6TP and can 
be reached on 020 7221 9836 



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Sunday 2 December, Sunday 9 
December and Sunday 16 December, 
12 noon to 3pm 


Come and join Fatima to sew and 
crochet Christmas decorations for your 
home. This workshop is open to all and 
there's no need to book. 

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Tuesday 4 December, Wednesday 5 
December and Tuesday 11 December, 
5.30pm to 7.30pm 


A gift making workshop with llaria. 

A chance to design and create your 
own natural beauty product. 

Booking required, call 020 7221 9836 

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Saturday 22 December 
from 1pm to 4pm 


Pop-in to the centre for The Curve 
Christmas Party. Promised to be a day 
of festive family fun, there will be food, 
games and a Santa's grotto for children 
under 10. 


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Wednesday 5 December, 1pm to 3pm 


A Christmas wreath making drop-in. 
Come and learn howto make your own 
Christmas wreath and walk away with 
a new festive decoration for your home 
or a gift for a loved one. 

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Friday 7 December, Wednesday 12 
December and Friday 14 December, 
5pm to 7.30pm 


Get crafty at Christmas stocking and 
gift-bag making with Tanya for ages 12 
plus. There are limited spaces on this 
workshop so call ahead to book 

020 7221 9836 

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The Curve will be closed from Sunday 
23 December to Tuesday 1 January, 
reopening on Wednesday 2January at 

the usual opening times, 10am to 8pm. 


IN THIS EDITION 


2 Activities programme 
at The Curve 
Community Centre 

3 Short on time but big on 
ideas? This could be the 
course for you 

3 Help your child through 
change with new parenting 
programme 

3 Environmental checks in 
and around the Grenfell 
Tower site 

4 An update on Grenfell from 
the Secretary of State 

4 Drop-in sessions to meet 
the Inquiry team 

4 Housing update 

4 Support services on offer 



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Removal of debris from Grenfell site 

Metal containers containing material which, until now, has been 
stored in garages on the LancasterWest Estate are being taken 
to a secure storage location offsite. Further containers will be 
delivered and loaded with bags. Removals will then take place on 
Mondays and Thursdays until the process is complete. 


Throughout this process, the debris is being handled safely and 
carefully monitored. All monitoring to date has not shown any 
cause for concern. 

Results of the monitoring will be available to residents via the 
Lancaster West Neighbourhood Team. 


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Activities programme at The Curve Community Centre 


Monday 3 December 

• 9.45am - 1pm - Strengthening Families, 
Strengthening Communities. 

More information on page three of 
this newsletter. 

• 1pm-3pm - Healthy Hearts 10-week 
course. To sign up, email 
olivia.bales@healthyhearts.org.uk 

• 2pm-4pm -Community Contact Team. 
Offering drop-in advice, short term 
support and focused interventions to 
support those accessing services. 

• 5pm-7pm Homework club for all ages 
with a qualified tutor (drop-in) 

• 6pm - 8pm - Functional skills in English 
with NOVA. Contact Chrissy at The Curve 
to book 020 7221 9836 (required) 

• 6.30pm-7.30pm -Zumba with Paula 
for ages 18 plus (drop-in) 

• 6.30pm -7.45pm -Jambi presents Tribo 
Samba-Reggae percussion workshop. 

All abilities welcome (drop-in) 

Creche: 9.30am-12 noon and 
12.30pm-3pm 

Tuesday 4 December 

• 10.30am-12.30pm -CV workshop 
with Jasmine from NOVA. All ages 
welcome (drop-in). 

• 10am- 3pm -Fouzia's Sewing Club. 
Drop-in sewing club for all, grow your 
skills, knit and natter. 

• 10.30am - 12.30pm - Accredited ESOIV 
English Award in speaking and listening. 
Entry level one and two from Westway 
Trust (drop-in). 

• 12 noon-4.30pm - Families and 
Communities Employment Service 
(FACES). Support around housing 
problems, debt and childcare. 

For more information, contact 
0207641 3336 (drop-in). 

• 2pm-4pm - Open Age Health and 
Wellbeing course for ages 50 plus. 

To book, call Maude on 020 8962 5594. 

• 4pm - 5pm - Shared reading group 
for adults and children. Contact Erin 
on 07483 972020 or 
erincarlstrom@thereader.org.uk 
to find out more. 


• 5pm-7pm - Arabic language classes for 
ages seven plus (registration is required, 

email thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk) 

Creche: 9.30am-11.30am and 

12.30pm-3pm 

Wednesday 5 December 

• 10am - 12 noon -The Curve coffee 
morning. Come along for a coffee 
and a chat. 

• 10am-12 noon -ICT skills with Open 
Age. For more information and to book 
call Maude on 020 8962 5594. 

• 10am -12 noon - Circle of Security 
parenting programme from Total Family 
Coaching and Parenting. Contact 
info@totalfamilycoaching.co.uk or 
call 020 8969 5554 or 07397 871 877. 

• 12 noon - 2.30pm - ICT classes for 
beginners from NOVA. Contact Chrissy, 
booking required 020 7221 9836. 

• 1.15pm-3.15pm - Drug and alcohol 
support session (drop-in). 

• 4pm-7pm -Girls drop-in youth group 
for ages 13 plus in partnership with Youth 
Action Alliance. Covering emotional health 
and wellbeing. 

• 5.30pm - 7.30pm - Christmas gift 
making with Maria. Ages 12 to 17. Contact 
The Curve on 0207 221 9836 to book. 

• 6pm - 8pm - Functional skills in English 
with NOVA. Contact Chrissy, booking 
required 020 7221 9836. 

• 6pm-7pm - Free Cuban salsa class for 
beginners and improvers (drop-in) 

• 7pm-8pm - Free Cuban salsa class for 
intermediates and advanced (drop-in). 

Creche: 10am-12.30pm and 1pm-5pm 

Thursday 6 December 

• 10am-4pm Clarion Housing Group 
job search sessions to help with job 
applications and CV writing (drop-in). 

• 10am-12 noon - Open age presents 
speak with confidence (drop-in). 

• lOam-lpm - One Digital at The Curve. 
Learn howto access and enjoy the 
internet. For all abilities (drop-in). 

• 10.30am - 12.30pm -Job search 
workshop with Jasmine from NOVA. 

All ages welcome (drop-in). 

• 11.30am-2pm- Adult creative arts 
class with activities with J. 


• 1pm-4pm - Empower4Success 
employability programme. For more 
details or to register your interest, call 

07960 235342 or email 
info@empower4success.org. 

• 2pm-4pm -One Digital at The Curve. 
Learn howto access and enjoy the 
internet. For all abilities (drop-in). 

• 2pm-6pm -Home Office. Help with 
immigration and passport issues 
(drop-in). 

• 5pm-7pm -Arabic language classes for 
ages seven plus (registration is required, 
email thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk). 

Creche: 10am-1.30pm and 2pm-3pm 

Friday 7 December 

• 10am-10.45am -Zumba for women 
with Paula ages 18 plus (drop-in). 

• 11am-12 noon -Zumbini, Zumba for 
children (drop-in). 

• 4pm - 4.30pm - Learn Taekwondo - 
Ages four to six (drop-in). 

• 4.30pm-5.30pm -Learn Taekwondo- 
Ages six to 12 years (drop-in). 

• 5.30pm-6.30pm - Learn Taekwondo - 
Intermediate ages six to 12 (drop-in) 

• 6.30pm-8pm - Learn Taekwondo - 
Teens/adults aged 13 and above (drop-in) 

Creche: 10am-12 noon and 12.30pm-5pm 

Saturday 8 December 

• 11am - 1pm - ICT classes for beginners 
from The Curve. Contact Chrissy to book 
on 020 7221 9836 

• 2pm-4pm -Jambi presents Tribo 
Samba-Reggae percussion workshop. 

All abilities welcome, (drop-in) 

• 2.30pm-3.30pm Free Cuban salsa 
class for beginners and improvers 
(drop-in) 

• 3.30pm-4.30pm Free Cuban salsa 
class for intermediates and advanced 
(drop-in) 

Sunday 9 December 

• 11am-12 noon - Learn Taekwondo. 

Ages six to 12 (drop-in) 

• 12 noon-lpm - Learn Taekwondo. 
Advanced ages six to 12 (drop-in) 

• 1pm-2.30pm - Learn Taekwondo. 
Teens/adults ages 13 and above (drop-in) 


To book a place in The Curve 
creche, call 020 7221 9836 or 
email thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk 


Christmas opening times at The Curve 
Friday 21 Dec Saturday 22 Dec 

Open as normal Christmas party 


Sunday 23 Dec to 
Tuesday 1 Jan Closed 


Wednesday w 
2Jan Open as normal 


The Curve Community Centre, 10 Bard Road, London W10 6TP 

Opening hours Monday to Friday: 10am to 8pm, Saturday to Sunday: 11am to 6pm. Some sessions need to be booked in advance by 
emailing thecurve@rbkc.gov.uk, O For a full list of events visit grenfellsupport.org.uk/thecurve/events 


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Short on time but big on ideas? 
This could be the course for you 


If you want to get paid for doing what you 
love, the Introduction to Enterprise 

course could be the perfect place to start. 
Throughout this two-and-a-half-hour 
course, you will learn howto map out your 
business idea to get it off the ground, as 
well as receive the key support and 
guidance required to make your business 
idea as viable as possible. 

Laurie Bernard, founder of The Business 
Services Partnership, will take you 
through important topics such as: 

• Product/service 

• Customers 

• Pricing 

• Placement 

• Competition 

• Promotion 

• Profit and loss 

• Cashflow. 

If you're serious about making your 
business idea a reality, bookyourfree 
place for this session on Tuesday 4 
December from 12.30pm to 3pm at 
Portobello Business Centre, 383 
Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA. 


The Strengthening Families, 
Strengthening Communities 

programme is coming to The Curve for a 
13-week parenting programme offered to 
anybody whose children attend a school in 
the borough. Popular with parents of 
young children aged three plus and older 
teens up to 18, this programme helps 
parents understand how children develop 
and provides effective methods of 
behaviour management to help children 
through key transition points in their lives. 


One of the parents who completed the 
course said, "Children don't come with a 
manual, this course is the next best thing." 


The course starts on Monday 3 
December at The Curve, 10 Bard Road, 
W10 6TP. There will be refreshments and 
lunch provided with limited creche places 
available (please enquire upon booking). 


To bookyour place, visit bit.ly/2Sih7Nb, 
call 020 7460 5050 or 
email info@pbc.co.uk. 

If you want to take your business idea 
even further following this course, why 
not get involved with the full Business 
Start-Up course. You can find out 
information on this at the Introduction 
to Enterprise course or by emailing 
info@pbc.co.uk. 



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Bookyour place byemailing 

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To book by phone, call 020 8962 5720 
or 07738 916788. 



Environmental 
checks in and 
around the Grenfell 
Tower site 

The Ministry of Housing, Communities 
and Local Government (MHCLG) 
has confirmed the next steps in 
takingforward the additional 
environmental checks. 

The Government has set up an expert 
multi-agency group which includes the 
Environment Agency, Public Health 
England, Kensington and Chelsea 
Council and NHS England to make sure 
soil surveying around Grenfell Tower is 
comprehensive and that analysis will be 
provided to the public. To provide 
independent scientific assurance, the 
Government Chief Scientific Adviser has 
established an independent Science 
Advisory Group to quality-check each 
stage of the process. 

The Government has started procuring 
the relevant expertise this week to 
undertake the initial assessments 
needed. These will be independent 
specialists appointed on the basis of 
their environmental expertise. They will 
be chosen from a network of leading 
experts and overseen by the expert 
multi-agency group. We expect the 
initial findings to be published in spring 
2019. 

Once selected, the specialists will 
proactively engage the community on 
the design and implementation of the 
testing process. This will take place in 
the new year. There will be weekly 
drop-in sessions at The Curve every 
Tuesday afternoon with Government 
officials to discuss the programme, ask 
questions and meet the independent 
specialists. You can also contact 
environmental-checks@ 
communities.gov.uk with any 
concerns or questions you may have. 

Further information and regular 
updates are available at: 

www.gov.uk/guidance/ 

soil-and-environmental-checks 

The local NHS will soon be offering 
extra health checks for any local 
resident who wants one. More 
information can be found at: 

www.grenfell.nhs.uk. 


Help your child through change with 
new parenting programme 


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Support services on offer 

Anyone who would liketospeaktothe police in 
relation to the investigation into the Grenfell tragedy 
is asked to contact the Met Police on 0800 032 4539. 

Important contacts 

Grenfell Enquiries service 

A one-stop-shop for support, advice and guidance 
around Grenfell. For more information visit 

grenfellsupport.org.uk/grenfell-enquiries 
or call 020 7745 6414. 

Cruse Bereavement Care 

Call the Freephone helpline on 0808 8081677 
or email helpline@cruse.org.uk The helpline 
is open Monday-Friday from 9.30am to 5pm. 

Extended hours Tuesday, Wednesday and 
Thursday evenings until 8pm. 

Replacement UK passports, 
visas or immigration queries 

Call the Flome Office advice line on 
0300 303 2832. The line is open 24 hours. 

Air quality and smoke exposure 

If you have concerns about any symptoms, see 
your GP and mention Grenfell. They will be able 
to direct you appropriately. 

Housing support 

If you have any questions about housing or want 
to find out who your housing officer is please call 

0800137 111 or 020 7361 3008. 

Victim support 

Call 08081689 111 for practical and emotional 
support, or visit victimsupport.org.uk 

The line is open 24 hours a day. 

You can also get emotional and practical support 

at The Curve Community Centre. 

Call 020 7221 9836. 

See The Curve content programme on page two to 
find out when the Community Contact Service 

is at The Curve. The service is primarily located within 
the local community and will provide drop in sessions, 
ad-hoc short term support and focused interventions 
to support those accessing any services. 


The Grenfell Health 8i Wellbeing Service is a free 
and confidential NHS service for those affected by 
Grenfell. Self refer at: grenfellwellbeing.com 

If you need urgent help, contact your GP or visit your 
local A&E. In an emergency, always call 999. 


Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk 
rehousing progress update 

These are the figures for 29 November 2018 


Grenfell 

support. 





Households staying 
with friends and family 


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Households in 
permanent homes 


150 


An update on Grenfell from the Secretary 
of State 

The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government 
James Brokenshire MP, has provided a written ministerial update on the 
Government's on-going work in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy. 

In the update, the Secretary of State discusses the Grenfell Tower site, 
recovery efforts, environmental monitoring, rehousing, building safety 
and a ban on the use of combustible materials in building construction. 

Read the full update on the Parliament website bit.ly/2Sh8n9S 


Drop in sessions to meet the Inquiry team 

Members of the Inquiryteam will be at Notting Hill Methodist Church, 
240 Lancaster Road, W11 4AH from 4pm to 6.30pm on the first 
Monday of every month. 

The next drop-in will take place on Monday 3 December from 4pm to 
6.30pm. Ifyou would like to talkto the team and learn about the Inquiry, 
then drop-in at anytime. 

Ifyou are unable to attend, you can get in touch with the Inquiryteam 
by emailing contact@grenfelltowerinquiry.org.uk or calling 
020 7842 3583. 

The team can then arrange for individuals or small groups to speak with 
one of the team at either a separate meeting or by phone. 


Upcoming meetings - Residents welcome to attend. 

Full Council - Grenfell Recovery Scrutiny Committee - 

Wednesday 5 December, 6.30pm, Kensington Town Hall Wednesday 6 February, 6.30pm Kensington Town Hall 

Overnight emotional support 

The NHS Outreach Team is providing a targeted clinical service for those who feel that they require overnight support; this includes a dedicated 
phone-based mental health service throughout the night, with home visits for those who require it. 

Ifyou need to talk, anyone can call the night service on 020 8962 4393, between 10pm and 7am seven days a week. 


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